SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday…………..and it’s time again for SPARKS.    Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

Throughout my life I’ve never had a LOT of friends – I knew a lot of people but knowing someone and maintaining a close friendship with them for me was something different.    I had a close circle of people that I totally trusted and loved and they were my real friends.    I learned the VALUE of friendship.    Because I was a kid growing up in the Air Force with a Dad who moved his family per his assignments every two years, I tended to have three or four “besties”…….and I guess I just continued with that as I aged.   I’m still pretty much like that still.    I do know lots of people and I really like a lot of people, but still I don’t really have a lot of close friends.     I looked for a SPARK about friendship because my husband and I are very fortunate to have some very good friends and we appreciate them so much.    Many people cross our paths in our lives but just how many are true friends that stick with us through everything?

Gosh I love this graphic………..it makes my heart happy…………………..just like our friends make my heart happy!

Happy Monday………

Hugs, Pam

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  1. Look, That’s Teddy with a wife!! Sorry, I couldn’t resist! LOL!

    The best friends are also those whom if you have not seen them for years, can just pick up where you left off when you see each other again…like there hadn’t been any absence from eachother,

    Good friends stick so close together, they are like glue.

    And they are far more precious than the finest gold.

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    • HA! Mr. and Mrs. Teddy Bear. Well, my Mom says her teddy bear was her best friend for so many years (she still has him although he’s now as old as she is and a little worn – like Mom is). Best friends/good friends – priceless.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Well, mama was in a business that put her in contact with so many anthros, but she and papa really have only a handful of close, close friends and family with whom to share joys and sorrows. I think maybe that’s like kitties, too. We are sort of loners except for a few who can pick us up, haha. Or snuggle us. Have a lovely sparkling week!

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  3. That is so true. I lost my closest friend two years ago this coming May to cancer. We grew up together from primary school. In later years she moved away but we always kept close contact. We were always there for each other. I really miss her.

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  4. I have one particular best friend who is family, that I trust with my life. She and I also can pick up where we were if there is anything that keeps us from communicating for awhile. Love comes into the friendship as time passes, and makes it family. I have had two other friendships as close as that but those, while they were like the sun shining…eventually dropped out of my life after years. One was my good right arm” as the saying goes. But Patricia, the one I am speaking of now…our friendship goes on till we leave this earth
    Katie Isabella’s mommy.

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    • That’s wonderful and I know exactly what that feels like – friends until life here ends. Joined at the heart. I like what you said about love coming into friendship to make it family because that is just how I feel. My “family” in that respect is small just as it is in reality. I have very little family and not all that many “heart friends”. I feel like those of us who have friendships like that in our life have a connection to another level of love. We cherish that too…………..

      Hugs, Pam

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  5. I love this Sparks!! Just purrfect. We all need that one purrson who loves us inside and out.
    I have two friends one I met at age 12 and the other I met at age 15. We speak via email several times a week. Both of them and their husbands are vaccinated so we have high hopes of seeing each other soon.
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • You are so right – we need at least one person like that in our lives….it can be someone we don’t get to see often – joining at the heart doesn’t mean joined at the hip! Email sure helps keep bonds doesn’t it. Perhaps one day soon you and I can meet in person. You are special to me.

      Love, Pam

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  6. A lovely true Spark… perfect! I have a dear friend that I met when I transferred from public school during second grade to Catholic school and we have been in touch always. We went to college together. She is coming to Anna Maria Island with her family in May and since we are all vaccinated we will be able to hug and share lunch and a glass of wine and old memories at the house they have rented. I have other friends that I have met through blogging that I hope to meet, too… hint! Hahaha!

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    • Oh how wonderful you will be able to hug your good friend in May – many of us have not had friendships that last that long – she HAS to be special for you to feel that way about her and I bet you have a wonderful WONDERFUL time visiting. I have lots of blog friends too – we tend to gather them as we blog our way through the years…..but still, even though many of them we never get to meet there are those that we’d love to live next door to – that’s how I feel about you. I feel as though we’ve been friends for years and years…One day – I really think we will meet finally. I really do. ❤

      Hugs, Pam

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  7. Running much later than normal today, so thought I’d take advantage of my chance to get your Monday Spark. Friends is a very interesting topic. Boy, people are very casual with that word. Great thoughts Pam – and – would you believe me if I told you that there will be a future beach walk about friends? Have a good week!!!

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    • Oh Friends is a perfect subject for a beach walk……it occurs to me that in my life some of the most interesting and fun people I’ve ever met have been on a beach…..and have you ever noticed that people on a beach SMILE more than anywhere else?

      Pam

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    • You were brave and strong and committed and it did not surprise me when you came back to take care of David. Not just ANYONE would do that. I’ve always known you were special though! I think this SPARK says just the right thing about REAL friends. Friendship isn’t measured in numbers – it’s measured in feelings.

      hugs, Pam

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  8. Oh yes indeed!!! That is a wonderful expression and so very true!!! Mom and Dad have a couple of very close friends, and they treasure that friendship deeply.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  9. 444 pawss up fore this SPARK Miss Pam! LadyMew said iss so true….there are fair weather frendss an those who wanna bee around when thingss are guud…..butt THE TRUE frendss will bee there when there are teerss an sadness (along with guud timess). They ‘stick’ fore guud!
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) LadyMew

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  10. That graphic makes my heart super happy as well. You are a dear friend to me, and I cannot wait until you and David and Tom and I can get together again. I have always only had a few friends. Mostly it was because I was super shy when I was young. True friends are hard to come by. You are one! Love and hugs, Janet

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    • You are one of mine too – and I mean that from my heart. I don’t think it will be long before we can plan some “visits along the road” – I miss you guys. Now David is about to start with his shots I have more hope than ever in my heart that life truly WILL return soon to what it was. Maybe it effects those of us who have only a few friends more than others – if you’re used to seeing tons of people every day that’s one thing but when your visits are few and far between then you lose that ENTIRELY, it’s just that much more sad. Anyway, I’m so happy we are friends…..I love you!

      Hugs, Pam

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  11. Boy does that ever resonate! I have a ton of acquaintances, but only maybe 2 handfuls of CLOSE friends……..doesn’t mean I don’t love a bunch though!

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